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Monday, December 10, 2012

Free Tutorials from DHMS

Fireplace Garland

I've been a fan of Dollhouse Miniature & Scene magazine since I started miniatures 5 years ago. Every magazine came chockful of projects, tutorials, show highlights, and at least one Felicity Price petitpoint chart. Unfortunately, not being a Brit, a year's subscription would run me over $100.

For a while I bought individual magazines from their website, but they were having problems with accepting credit card info and my order would never process for payment. So I gave up on them.

Now under new leadership, the credit card problem has been cleared, and they even offer a digital only subscription for about $35.

But what really excites me is the FEATURES section of the magazine's website, which offers some very nice TUTORIALS that have been published in the magazine. Check it out here.

There are 31 pages to browse through. Not all are tutorials, as they feature notable miniature artisans as well.

TUTORIAL LIST (BEGINNERS CATEGORY)

CHRISTMAS PROJECTS
1" Xmas garland
1" Xmas cake by Sarah Maloney
1" Xmas ornaments by Gayle Baillargeon
1" sledge/sled by Carol Clarke
1" Xmas gift basket/hamper by Carol Clarke

HALLOWEEN PROJECTS
1" skeleton mummy
Wizards hat, witch broom, crystal ball, aged books, wizard wand
Elves Boot and Witch Hat Planters


WEAVING PROJECTS
1" shopping trolley by Jane Harrop
1" basket by Jane Harrop

FURNITURE PROJECTS
1" sewing room table by Carol Clarke
1" pet bed by Carol Clarke
1" shabby chic cabinet by Carol Clarke
1" fabric ottoman by Carol Clarke
1" Tuffet Stool
1" tudor leather stool by Jane Harrop
Silk covered Regency Sofa Jane Harrop
Cotton Fabric covered Edwardian Sofa & Wing Chairs
Upholstered club chair and how to button Jane Harrop
Velvet covered Chaise Lounge Jane Harrop
HS Art Deco Side Table
Clothes hanger air dryer
No Sew Bed--Julie Jackson
Desk Accessories

CLAY FOOD PROJECTS
1" jubilee cake by Kerry Fawcett
Sandwiches Paul Taylor
Chcolate with pink icing cake Mags Cassidy

LADIES HATS
1" ladies hat by Carol Clarke
Ladies Hat from Twine Kat Hazelton
Trimmings for Ladies Hats--clay roses, leaves, feathers Kat Hazelton
Straw Ladies Hat Hazel Dowd
Closed Ladies Parasol Hazel Dowd

FLORAL/OUTDOOR PROJECTS
1" victorian floral centerpiece
Wedding Bouquet Carol Clarke
1" Topiary Planter
Wire Tree with Swing

FABRIC ITEMS
Fabric tips from James Carrington
1" leather satchel with contents
Leather Handbag and Tiny bows Hazel Dowd
1" ballerina tutu by Carol Clarke

TECHNIQUES
how to distress wood for miniatures Jane Harrop
distressed wood techniques part 2 Jane Harrop
1" distressed wood table by Jane Harrop


BUILDING TECHNIQUES
Air drying clay Q&A from Malcolm Smith
Making bricks Malcolm Smith
Making stone walls Malcolm Smith
Timber Frames with Infill Malcolm Smith
Roof tiles Malcolm Smith
Thatched Roofs Malcolm Smith

SILVER METAL CLAY PROJECTS
Silver Goblets from Precious Metal Clay
Leaf shape fruit bowl from Silver Metal Clay

General tips for miniature making



2 comments:

  1. I bought this magazine for many years, at one stage you could even buy them in some of our local book shops. And there are often second hand magazines for sale at our annual miniature fair.

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    1. Lucky you to have access to DHMS locally. A subscription from the USA is exorbitant.

      I can pick up old issues of the American miniature mags (Nutshell News, Miniature Collector, Dollhouse Miniature) easily at the NAME Houseparty garage sales at 50% or more off retail, but never came across the British miniature mags at any of these functions.

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